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separative

Syllabification: sep·a·ra·tive
Pronunciation: /ˈsep(ə)rədiv
 
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Definition of separative in English:

adjective

technical
Tending to cause division into constituent or individual elements.
Example sentences
  • It typically takes three times as much separative work to enrich uranium from its natural state to 5 percent LEU than it does to enrich LEU to 90 percent HEU.
  • As previously noted, he was however of the view that the ‘trumpet’ shape might even enhance the normal separative effect of the conventional frusto-conical shape.
  • Thus the total estimated time for all procedures involving spectral-spatial images and separative ESR-CT should be on the order of several hours.

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